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The World's Richest IndianThe Scandal over Jackson Barnett's Oil Fortune$
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Tanis C. Thorne

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195182989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182989.001.0001

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The Battle of Wilshire Boulevard

The Battle of Wilshire Boulevard

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The World's Richest Indian

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Seventy-eight-year-old Jackson Barnett died in his sleep from heart disease on May 29, 1934. On June 7, 1934, the “sachem of Wilshire Boulevard”, as a Los Angeles paper referred to him, was laid to rest at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery alongside Tyrone Power, Rudolf Valentino, and other Hollywood celebrities. The annulment of the Barnett marriage and Jackson Barnett's death in 1934 immediately severed Anna's access to funds from his estate. Despite bleak odds for her inheritance, Anna nonetheless fought for her widow's rights.

Keywords:   Jackson Barnett, Anna Barnett, Los Angeles, federal government, eviction

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